Fiji and Guam battle for gold in men’s basketball

Fiji and Guam battle for gold in men’s basketball

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first_imgFiji defeated PNG yesterday to make it through to the gold play off.It is expected to be a tough encounter with both teams having height as their advantage.Guam won silver at the 2011 Games and have come here with the aim of taking out the gold medal after reigning gold medal holders New Caledonia missed out on the finals.Fiji have improved, making the top two after finishing fourth following the pool matches in this Games.The dome is packed to capacity as supporters including Papua New Guineans are out to support either Fiji or Guam. In the previous game, Tahiti took out bronze by defeating PNG 73-83.last_img read more

Gulf Isapea name 44-men train on squad

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first_imgThe 44 players will be divided into two teams – Team Crab and Team Fish – to play in trial matches to allow selectors to further trim the squad to the final 25 players.Bobby Ako from the Isapea coaching team said the squad boasts youth and experience.Regulars who have maintained their spot so far in the team include Benard Goma, Jenkins Mark, Jojo Forova, Bradley Yano, John Bonny, Japheth Olik, Andrew Luke, Aaron Paul and Rex Tandoa.Also on the squad are George Kose, Barry Pekaea, Billy Tokakap, Jack Manda, Junior Arova, John Agiru Ako, Henry Tabal, Tope Mitaharo, Jason Koivi, Francis Aihi and Junior Lo.Ako confirmed that trial matches are scheduled for this week against TNA Lions and Port Moresby Vipers next week.The Digicel Cup season will have 16 weeks of competition with the grand final in September.Eleven teams will be competing and they’re Mendi Muruks, Rabaul Gurias, Goroka Lahanis, Vipers, Enga Mioks, Mt Hagen Eagles, TNA Lions, Hela Wigmen, Waghi Tumbe, Lae Snax Tigers and Isapea.The first round will see Isapea take on Vipers in Moresby, Eagles will play Tumbe at Rabiamul Oval (Hagen), Lahanis will take on Muruks at the National Sports Institute (Goroka), Lions will battle with Wigmen in Mendi and Gurias will play Mioks at Kalabond (Rabaul) while Tigers will be on bye.The rest of the draws for the next 15 rounds will be circulated later this month.last_img read more

Gold Coast 2018 considering giving unemployed people paid and volunteer work

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first_imgThe programme would see those out of work take on volunteer positions for the event but the Organising Committee are also debating whether to install a work-for-dole initiative, which featured at Sydney 2000.It comes after a report from Griffith University, the official university of Gold Coast 2018, into how they might be able to use the city’s unemployed during the Games, which run from April 4 to 15.The scheme has already attracted criticism, however, due to concerns over potential exploitation of people without a job.Australian Unemployed Workers Union president Owen Bennett and Australian Council for Civil Liberties president Terry O’Gorman are two leading figures to have already expressed fears about the initiative.O’Gorman claims it raises “questions of fairness and compliance with labour laws”, while Bennett is fearful of exploitation.Gold Coast 2018 chief executive Mark Peters confirmed a preliminary report had already been undertaken and that the issue was now being discussed with TAFE Queensland, who will help to train as many as 15,000 volunteers for the Commonwealth Games.Peters insists the programme could only be beneficial to those who take part, adding that it will give them skills and attributes which they will be able to use after the completion of the Games.“Our question to Griffith was: What is the unemployment scenario on the Gold Coast, are there skills we can tap into? Can we train them up?” he told the Gold Coast Bulletin.“This will give them skills post Games as well.”The volunteering initiative for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is expected to be launched at some point in the New Year.“We are a training partner for GOLDOC and we are looking at upskilling the 15,000 volunteers,” TAFE Queensland Gold Coast general manager Jenny Dodd.“There will be about 120 different roles.“We will look at starting our training in May next year, and this includes looking at upskilling long-term unemployed.”last_img read more

Alejandro Menéndez, coach of the month in the Indian League

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Fran González, best playerThe Spanish soccer players and coaches of the Indian I-League monopolized all the prizes for the month of December Since it was Fran González, the ‘Pichichi’ of Mohun Bagan, the winner of the best player trophy. The central Cordoba scored five goals in four days and became top scorer of an I-League of which his team is the new leader. Alejandro Menéndez continues to monopolize merits as coach of East Bengal Indian. The Asturian technician He was awarded today with the award that accredits him as the best I-League coach during last December, dates on which his team reaped two victories and two draws that boosted him to the first position of the Hindu championship.Menéndez, who last season was only one point away from Chennai, the ‘Canarian’ team that ended up conquering the title, tied against Real Kashmir (1-1) and Minerva (1-1), but took all three points against Neroca (1-4) and TRAU FC (2-1). The Gijón coach has five Spanish soccer players under his command -Borja Gómez, Jaime Santos, Marti Crespí, Marcos de la Espada and Juan Mera-, who have scored 100% of the team’s goals so far this season. read more

Messi, tired of being alone

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first_imghis fantastic last year Gave her a new league, the sixth Golden Boot and the sixth Golden Ball. But Messi wants collective titles, group ecstasy. That fear of losing that Barça de los fantasmas has begun to feel has baffled the Argentine. Helpless, frustrated, annoying. Who does has protected Messi is to Valverde, but the club could finish closing that umbrella. Messi respect the Txingurri, although the feeling of frustration on Thursday was enormous and his speech was somewhat lukewarm. Messi wants to win. He is approaching 33, you see the end of his career as he admitted in the delivery of his sixth Golden Ball, and he feels still on the cusp, strong and superior to win as the best player in the world he is. Therefore, they begin to be too many nights when they feel too alone when they look back at their partners and just detect that fear of losingr that has gotten into the bones of Barça. It has become common to seek the image from Leo Messi after the Barça defeats. Almost disoriented in Rome; shaking his head from side to side in Anfield while looking at the bottom where Barça fans were; stunned in Jeddah after the comeback of Athletic. While Messi does his part of the deal and acts as leader On big days, his teammates make rude mistakes that prevent fattening the winners of the Argentine and the club. I trembled and its ridiculous definition that could mean 4-0 against Liverpool. The painful collective error of concentration in the famous corner of Alexander-Arnold. Soler’s race against Alba in the Cup final; the Umtiti dismissals, Piqué, Busquets and De Jong on Thursday. The lack of character of a team that melts and is mentally fragile when you have to grit your teeth the most. The messi performance since he wears the bracelet a year and a half ago it is thunderous. He marked the mark left by former companions as Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta, club legends and references in the dressing room for the Argentine. And from day one, when left a memory for his predecessors in office and that sentence of the “beautiful and desired cup”, a change was noticed in him. A higher sense of responsibility, a feeling of belonging to Barça even deeper, an attempt to empathize with his teammates and be an example and not one vedette. A crack that tries set an example and give a push even to the wayward sheep like I trembled. And that even increases its performance, something that seemed very difficult in itself.last_img read more

Anil Murthy negotiates the transfer of Rodrigo in Barcelona

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first_imgThe president of Valencia, Anil Murthy, has been this morning in Barcelona meeting with the leaders of Barça, according Be Sports Valencia. In this conclave, the parties have stadium talking about the interest of the Barca club in Rodrigo Moreno. The club insists on making sure the 60 million that it beaten with Atlético in summer, either now or in June. In fact, it has already discarded some formulas that Barça has proposed to them consisting of a transfer without mandatory purchase option, with a penalty in case of not exercising it. Since Sports world they also comment on possibility of including Nélson Semedo in the operation, Valencia is looking for right back and They have asked about the situation of the Portuguese right wing.The player is still waiting and this morning he has trained with the group to prepare next Wednesday’s match against Cultural Leonesa. The player agent, Jorge Mendes, is trying to get the parties to reach an agreement before next Friday.last_img read more

Are you able to guess which Spanish cities these emojis represent?

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first_imgEmojis have been used for all kinds of gamesSome cities you will guess without problems, others are complicated Emoticons can not only be useful for expressing moods. One of the most characteristic elements of WhatsApp and other social networks can also be used as a game, but you don’t think we are attentive to the next challenge we face.Can you boast knowing all the Spanish cities with only a few clues? Have you toured Spain and could you define its most characteristic locations using a typical element of them? If the answer is yes you are the perfect candidate for the next challenge and it will test your imagination. Using some of the most famous WhatsApp emoticons, also known as emojis, we suggest you guess which cities in our country they are representing. Some are simple, not needing to give much to the coconut to decipher them, others instead will be a real challenge. Emojis Image: iStocklast_img read more

Bautista falls to Carreño in the round of 16 in Rotterdam

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first_imgCarreño scored eleven direct serves and saved seven of 9 break factors to defeat Baptist and turn into the first fourth finalist in Roterdam this 12 months. Pablo will likely be measured in the subsequent round with the Belgian David Goffin, which in flip surpassed the Italian Jannik Sinner Goffin, semifinalist final week in Montpellier, received rid of Robin Haase by 3-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-4 in two hours and 29 minutes, to rating his seventh victory in eight video games towards the Dutchman.The Belgian quarterback, Sinner, superior when Moldovan Radu Albot dropped due to sickness. Later the russian Daniil Medvedev is measured with the Canadian Vasek Pospisil and the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov with additionally Canadian Felix-Auger Aliassime. Pablo Carreño gained Roberto Bautista 6-4, 2-6 and 7-6 (4) in the Spanish fratricidal duel of the day to obtain the quarterfinals of the Roterdam match (Netherlands). After each had notable put on in the first round, the place Carreño defeated the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, 7-5, 6-7 (3) and 6-4, and Baptist the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 7-6 (1) and 6-1, Pablo was the strongest on Wednesday in Two hours and 28 minutes.last_img read more

Solskjaer explodes against Raiola: “Pogba is ours, not yours”

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first_imgThe Manchester United season has long since become a roller coaster. The red devils they have fallen in duels against powerful teams, such as Liverpool and Arsenal, and have yielded points against lower sets in theory, such as Watford and Burnley. All this has generated a climate of instability in the Mancunian complex.Nevertheless, Mino Raiola, representative of Paul Pogba, does not seem to be for the work of appeasing the situation. Rather the complete opposite. The Italian He knows Pogba’s willingness to leave the club at the end of the season Y not only supports him, but He has dropped on more than one occasion that is the best for his future. “Clearly a great player does not go to Manchester United to not compete for the Champions League or the Premier League title”, said the Italian in statements collected by Daily Mail Paul Pogba’s season, in line with United’s, It’s being chaotic. The Frenchman is going through a real ordeal by the Continuous injuries The last one, a new relapse in his ankle problems that led him to go through the surgeon. Solskjaer states that “He is a soccer player and wants to play soccer. He knows that now he has to work hard to return to his best level. He has been gone a long time, it is also a challenge for him to get back in shape. “The French midfielder hopes to return to the pitch to play the Manchester derby which will take place March 8 at Old Trafford. In the meantime, his future will remain unknown, with Juventus of Turin on the prowl. According La Gazetta dello Sport, the bianconero set would be willing to offer 130 million euros and to two of his players: Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot. For the future of Pogba was asked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, coach of Manchester United. Too Daily Mail notes that the Norwegian left samples of his tiredness for the behavior of the representative of the French footballer and answered the following: “I haven’t sat down or told Paul to tell his agent what to say, but he’s our player, not Mino’s. “last_img read more

Great news for Cádiz: All the leaders of the 21st century on the 29th day rose

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first_imgIn addition, leaders have not always managed to distance themselves too much from their persecutors. If we attend the 29th day since 2000 we see different casess. With three points of difference to get out of the direct ascent were Marcelino’s Recre, in 2005/06, Rayo de Sandoval and Eibar of the 2013/14 season.Betis of 2014-15 was the one who suffered the most, only two points separated them from third place, Valladolid. In addition, Pepe Mel’s team resembles the situation in Cádiz. The season launched began, everything seemed expensive, until the last game of the first round arrived. That meeting ended with the Betic defeat against the Villarreal subsidiary, and would be the beginning of a series of five losses. The second round did not start on the right foot, but Betis knew how to recover and return to good dynamics, ascending to Primera as leader. Such a long season always has high and low peaks. Being a leader now is almost a promotion.In 2005-05 he ascended under the same circumstancesCádiz rose for the last time in 2004-05 by the hand of Víctor Espárrago as leader with 76 points, the same ones that were harvested by Celta and Alavés. On day 29, he scored 52 points, the same as today. Premonitory. Zaragoza’s victory against Deportivo puts pressure on Cádiz, who is still the leader, but only with one point more than the Aragonese. Indeed, Cádiz has started the year 2020 with a bad footing, but its figures open the way to optimism. Despite accumulating two defeats in a row and only having managed to add nine points in the last eight days, the data that reflects the most recent history of Second Division football iThey avoid calm. Or better, to optimism.And it is that the team that is proclaimed leader on day 29 has always achieved direct promotion since the 2000-01 campaign. That is in the 21st century. It was Sevilla de Caparrós who proclaimed First team. The 55 points of the day 29 became 80 at the end of the season.In 73% of the cases, the leading team in the day that concerns us has also finished the campaign as a Second championda, although there are five cases in which it was not. In 2003/04, Numancia ascended as third (until 2010/11 the first three classified were promoted), the following year the Celtic rose as second, as did Rayo de Sandoval in 2010/11 or the recent ascents of Leganés Garitano in 2015/16 and Huesca de Rubi two seasons ago.last_img read more